On Saturday 8th, 10th and 12th of July there is the USSA Rugby tournament with 25 universities competing.

One of the highlight days is Saturday the 8th of July where the feature match is the highly competitive clash between the traditional powerhouses of university rugby – Tukkies (Pretoria) vs Maties (Stellenbosch). This match starts at 3.30pm

The curtain raiser for the feature match at 14h00 on the 8th is the all-important Varsity Shield Promotion / Relegation group knockout game between Riverside’s “home” team IIE’s Varsity College and Vaal University of Technology. The IIE’s Varsity College team would appreciate good supporter turnout from the Riverside members to help spur them on to the next tier of Varsity rugby which will in turn bring higher profile games to Riverside.

Directly after the Tukkies / Maties match is the Boks vs Aussies match at 5pm which is being played in Pretoria and will be shown on a big 7m screen on the Riverside rugby field. We invite all members and friends to join the players to watch the match at the club. Bring a deck chair / blanket and have a picnic on the field while watching the test match.

Tournament fixtures:

USSA Rugby Fixtures July


In what can be best described as both a historic and bold move, DHS Old Boys and Glenwood Falcons Rugby Clubs merged in 2006. The newly formed club was known as Old Boys and former Natal hooker Don Spiers was voted in as the first chairman. It was a dream come true for former Springbok and Sharks hooker John Allan, who was one of the main negotiators in the merger. John has always pushed for community based rugby, saying that clubs need the support of their communities as much as their sponsors.

The clubs mission statement was spelt out loud and clear “The creation of a professional run rugby club for the future” and five years later this was again evident when Varsity College became involved as a sponsor. 2013 was a watershed year, as the club was officially assimilated into Varsity College and became officially known as Varsity College Rugby Football Club. Today, VCRFC boasts 4 open and up to 3 junior sides and is run by a committee of dedicated professionals. VCRFC is also one of the few clubs to have a dedicated full time administrator.




Practice times for senior players are as follows:

January – September – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 8pm


R600 per year INCLUDING the Riverside Club Membership fees
Registration fees are payable at practice.